Posted: June 10, 2014

The CUSP of Improving Colorectal Surgery Outcomes

Description

Our adult colorectal surgery SSI and readmission rates were substantially higher than our peers in NSQIP and NHSN databases. Using the CUSP and TRIP methodologies, the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics implemented an effective clinical microsystem to improve our colorectal surgery outcomes. Weekly team meetings were used to grow safety culture, promote teamwork, and review valid data on our adherence to evidence-based practice. Our local SUSP project allowed us to identify numerous defects in surgical care processes that may be contributing to SSIs within our hospital.

Keywords

Readmission, CUSP, SUSP, Colorectal, SSI, TRIP, 2014 IQ Meeting

Authors

John Cromwell, MD, University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine

Mary Belding-Schmitt, RN, BSN, CPHQ, University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine

Mary Kay Brooks, RN, MSN, CPHQ, University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine


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